Industrial Engineering's Operations Research Internship Spring '14
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Careers 1,805 reviews - Lake Buena Vista, FL

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Industrial Engineering's Operations Research Internship: Spring '14

Company Overview:
Since its opening in 1971, the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, FL has grown to feature four theme parks – the Magic Kingdom ® Park, Epcot ®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios ®, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom ® Theme Park. In addition, more than 20 themed resort hotels, two water parks, and the Downtown Disney® Area, a daytime and nighttime entertainment complex, are part of the Walt Disney World Resort.

Department Overview:
Want to be part of a world-class organization, learning new skills that you can apply in the “real world”? How about free admission to theme parks and all the shopping and restaurants you can get your hands on? If this doesn't sound like your typical Industrial Engineering position, that’s because it’s not!

Our program is designed to develop you professionally and increase your practical knowledge of the many operating areas within the Company. You will have a wide range of opportunities to provide analytic and consulting support to various lines of business including Merchandise, Attractions, and Entertainment. It may even serve as a springboard in launching a successful career. You will have the opportunity to network and learn from other Industrial Engineers and make friendships that cover the globe.


Conduct Operations Research analysis, leveraging optimization, simulation, forecasting, or date mining methodologies

See your project through from start to finish, including scoping, executing, and presenting your results

Lead and participate in team efforts and work on projects which require interfacing with clients and other analysts

Basic Qualifications
These are the minimum qualifications you need to be considered for this position:

Enrolled in a graduate degree program (or as a senior undergraduate) studying Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Statics, or a related field Experience with at least one Operations Research software package (e.g., SAS, CPLEX, GAMS, Arena) and be willing to learn new software applications

Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (Note: Cumulative GPA stated on resume and application must match cumulative GPA of current institution’s transcript. Please, no rounding.)

Must possess a valid US driver’s license

Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills

Demonstrated strong analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills

Additional Information

Internship Eligibility:
Must be enrolled in a U.S. college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship

Not have already completed two consecutive (spring/fall) College or Professional Internship Programs

Must be at least 18 years of age

Must possess unrestricted work authorization

Must possess a valid US driver’s license

Must provide full work availability

Must provide own transportation to/from work

Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)

By applying to this posting, you will be considered for all roles listed. In order to be considered, you must upload a copy of your resume and include major, expected graduation date (month/year) and cumulative GPA from your current school transcript (please, no rounding).

Location of position:
This position has opportunities in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Program Length:
The approximate dates of this internship are Jan 2014 to May 2014. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

For positions based in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, a limited amount of company-sponsored housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Application Deadline:
The deadline to apply for this internship is October 2, 2013.

Attention International Students:
If you are currently studying in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 Visa and do not have a Social Security number, please contact our office at 407-828-1736 PRIOR to applying.

Recommendation – Print This Role Description:
Strong candidates may be invited to complete a phone interview. We strongly encourage applicants to print a copy of this role description so they can refer to it in the event they are selected for a phone interview. Note that this role description will not be accessible once the posting is closed on October 2, 2013.

Materials Required:
College transcripts (official or unofficial) - Please upload your transcript while completing the online application

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About this company
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Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is the segment of The Walt Disney Company that conceives, builds, and manages the company's theme parks and...